Joe Hill's Locke & Key comic-book series to become a movie trilogy

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Jul 26, 2014, 8:52 PM EDT (Updated)

When you think of the words "Locke & Key," perhaps you're thinking of the series of comic books by acclaimed horror writer Joe Hill(strom King). Or maybe you you're remembering the TV pilot ordered by Fox in 2011 yet not picked up for a series. But soon, when you think of Locke & Key, you'll be thinking of something more large scale. That's because it's about to become a trilogy of films from Universal.

At San Diego Comic-Con, Hill announced that the comic-book series will be adapted by Albert Torres, who wrote the little-seen 2008 film Henry Poole Is Here. Neither a release date nor stars have been announced.

According to Bloody-Disgusting

The incredible “Locke & Key” tells of three siblings who, after the gruesome murder of their father, move to their ancestral home in Maine. They soon discover the house has magical keys that give the bearers a vast array of powers and abilities. Little do they know (but they soon will) that a devious demon also wants the keys.

As with many works of horror, Locke & Key is violent, but the violence is off-panel, leading the reader to fill in the blanks with his own gruesome images. You can read the first pages yourself here

Hill is having a good year. This Halloween, we'll see the release of a film based on one of his novels, Horns, which looks like off-kilter fun